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1.The act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food 2.The period of time during which one abstains from or eats very little food
Old EnglishspEnglish
Fade vbOE. fadian. - to dispose, sort, arrange, regulate. 2. orderly, tidy, discreet.
Fain nGladness, joy, pleasure.
Fain vbTo be delighted, glad, rejoice. 2. to desire, wish. 3. to pretend kindness. 4. to make glad, congratulate. 5. to rejoice in, enjoy, to take gladly, show preference for
Fain adj.Glad, rejoiced, well-pleased; hence necessitated, obliged; disposed willing, eager. 2. well-pleased, flattered, as 'fine words to make fair maidens fain.' 3. glad under the circumstances; glad or content to take a certain course in default of opportunity for anything better; the lesser of two evils. 4. necessitated, obliged. 5. disposed, inclined or willing, eager. 6. apt, wont, wish. 7. well disposed, favourably.
Fain phr"Fain and Fain" - gladly and willingly, with pleasure.
Fain phr"Full Fain" -
Fain phr"Glad and Fain" -
Fain phr"I Would Have Fained Otherwise"
Fainhood nGladness, joy.
Faining adjGladsome, affectionate, also longing, wishful.
Fainlessly advWithout attempted evasion.
Fainly advGladly, eagerly.
Fain-ness nQuality or state of being fain. 2. eagerness, gladless, joy.
Fair nSomething which is fair (in various senses of the adjective) as in between the fair and the foul? 2.(obsolete) a woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women. 3.(obsolete) fairness, beauty. 4. a fair woman; a sweetheart. 5.(obsolete) good fortune; good luck.
Fair adjThings in general: clean, unspoiled, unstained, beautiful, agreeable, delightful, considerable, free from blemish, elegant. 2. of animals: beautiful, handsome, as the roebuck, the swan, the partridge. 3. of sounds: agreeable, delightful. 4. desirable, reputable. of an estate: considerable, handsome in amount. 5. external manifestations, words, promises: attractive, or pleasing at first sight or hearing; specious, plausible, flattery. 6. of light complexion, free from blemish, disfigurement. 7. of fruit, flesh : sound, free from disease or specks. 8. of water: clean, pure, clear not cloudy. 9. handwriting: legible, cursed. 10. of a surface: free from roughness, or irregularities, smooth. 11. of character, conduct, reputation: free from moral stain, unblemished.
Fair phr"Fair Enough"
Fair phr"Fair to Middling"- slightly above the average.
Fair phr"Full Fed and Fair"
Fair phr"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
Fair phr"Make Fair Weather" -
Fair phr"To Make It Fair with" - to deal complaisantly.
Fair phr"To Stand Fair" - to be beautiful.
Fair-born adjBorn of pleasant appaearance. 2. born innocent and pure.
Faird nFerd, fyrd, fare:to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuosity, violent onset.
Fair day nSuccess in battle, life, work.
Fair Deal nA set of proposals by US president Truman outlining action in economic development and social welfare.
Fair-Dealer nOne who supports the proposal and program of Truman
Fair-dealing adjHonourable, honest.
Fair-doing adjTrustworthy.
Fairdom nThe state, condition or property of being fair: beautiful, pleasing appearance, pure, clean and fresh; unblemished, innocent, etc.
Fair-eyed adjHaving pleasing and attractive eyes.
Fair-faxed adjHaving fair or blond hair
Fair go nA reasonably oe equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
Fair go intjUsed in protest to implore or demand that someone acts in a fairer and more reasonable or equitable way.
Fair-haired adjHaving fair or light-coloured hair.
Fair-haired son nFavoured or favorite, blue-eyed boy.
Fair-headed adjBeautiful, attractive, appealing
Fairhood nFairness, beauty.
Fair-in-sight nThe flower 'The Bluebell"
Fairish adjModerately good, passable, tolerably well (in health). 2. merry in drink. 3. considerable in amount. 4. in a fair manner, to a fair degree.
Fair-like adjIn good condition, well-looking, healthy
Fairly advOf appearance: beautifully, handsomely. 2. in a bad sense: speciously. 3. of writing: elegantly, neatly, courteously, respectfully. 4. candidly, impartially, without undue advantage on either side. 5. becomingly, fitly, properly, suitably, proportionately. 6. proper by lawful means, legitimately, opposed to foully. 7. gently, peacefully, quickly, sublety. 8. clearly, distinctly, plainly.
Fairlock adjFairness, beauty.
Fair Maid of Kent nCrowfoot: Ranunculus acaniflorus.
Fair-minded adjUnbiased, impartial.
Fair-mindedness adjThe state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
Fairness nCondition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equitableness, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
Fairness phr"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
Fair play n
Fairship nFairness, fair-dealing, honesty
Fairship-ness nBeauty, the personality of a fair-lady.
Fairsome adjBeautiful,
Fair-speaking adjEloquent, fair-spoken, gifted with fair speech, fair-tongued. 2. courteous, pleasant. 3. of words: bland; pleasant
Fair-sunned adjWell-sunned.
Fair-told adjFavorably told, favourably affecting one.
Fair-tongued adj
Fairway nThe area between the tee and the green. 2. any tract of land free from obstacles. 3. a navigable channel in a harbor, the usual course taken by large vessels. 4. a navigable channel in a river or harbor deep enough to take the draft of a large vessel.
Fair-weathered adjSuitable for use only during fair weather.
Fair-weather friend nOne who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so.
Fair-world nA good time, state of prosperity.
Faken nFraud, guile, wickedness, crime.
Faken adjDeceitful, fraudulent.
Faken-deed nA wicked deed, a sin.
Fakenfulness nDeceitfulness, deceit.
Fakenless adjWithout deceit, simple, innocent.
Faldage nAn old privilege by which the lord of the manor could set up folds in any field within the manor, in which his tenants were obliged to put their sheep, the object being to manure the land.
Faldfee nSome kind of manorial dues, as "fald and fee".
Faldstol nAn armless chair used by bishops and other prelates. 2. a movable, folding-stool or desk at which worshippers kneel
Fall nDisemboguement of a river; the place where this occurs: the mouth. 2. something that falls, as a trapdoor; pitfall. 3. the act of moving to a lower position under the effect of gravity; descent, drop. 4. a reduction in quantity, pitch, etc; dip, drop, lowering reduction. 5.(chiefly North America, obsolete elsewhere, from the falling of leaves during this season); autumn. The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees; autumn; the season of the year between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. 6. a loss of greatness or status; downfall (of Rome). 7.(sports) a crucial event or circumstance. 8.(cricket, of a wicket) the action of a batsman being out. 8.(curling) a defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction. 8.(wrestling) an instance of a wrestler being pinned to the mat. 9.(informal, US) blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed. 10. the part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting. 10. blame; punishment: the rap.
Fall vb.To move downwards. 2. to move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.

2.to come down, to drop or descend. 3. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. 4 to be brought to the ground. 5. to be moved downwards. 6. 9obsolete) to let fall; to drop.  7. (obsolete) to sink; to depress, as in "to fall the voice" 8. .(UK, US, dialect, archaic) to fell; to cut down, as in "to fall a tree" 9. to happen, to change negatively. 1O. to become, as to fall ill. 11. to occur on a certain day of the week, date, or similar; said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date. 12. to collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. 13. euphemistic: to die, especially in battle or by disease. 14. to become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc). 15.(followed by a determining word or phrase) to become. 16. to be affected by or befallen with a calamity. 17. to change into the state described by words following. 18. to become prostrated literally or figuratively. 19. to be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance. 20.(obsolete) to diminish; to lessen or lower. 21.(obsolete) to bring forth. to fall lambs. 22. (obsolete) to issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals. 23. to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin. 24. to become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before. to fall into error; to fall into difficulties 25. to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face. 26. to happen; to come to pass; to chance or light. 27. to begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry, after meeting, they fell to blows. 28. to be dropped or uttered carelessly, words fell carelessly from his lips.

Fall phr"Fall after" - of a dream, to come true.
Fall phr"Fall at " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
Fall phr"Fall away" - one who falls away from religion; apostasy.
Fall phr"Fall back"
Fall phr"Fall Back Upon"
Fall phr"Fall behind" -
Fall phr"FalL By"
Fall phr"Fair fall or Foul Fall" - may good or evil befall you.
Fall phr"Fall For"-
Fall phr"Fall forth" - to fall out, (to drop out; to happen, occur, to quarrel, fight.
Fall phr"Fall From" -
Fall phr."Fall in" -realize, understand. 2. to come upon by chance; light upon.
Fall phr"Fall in Hand to" - to set oneself a course of action; set upon a person.
Fall phr"Fall Into" - to come upon by chance.
Fall phr"Fall in With" - adopt, comply with s.t. already existing, join
Fall phr"Fall on (upon)" - to come upon by chance.
Fall phr"Fall on One's Feet" -
Fall phr"Fall Over Oneself" -
Fall phr"Fall Through" -
Fall phr"Fall To" -
Fall phr"Fall Under"
Fall phr"Fall Upon"
Fall phr"Fall What Can" - what will fall, happen, befall
Fall phr"Fall With" -
Fall phr"Fall Within"
Fall phr"Ride for a Fall"
Fallenness nThe state of being fallen; esp. degeneracy, (degeneration) consequent upon "The Fall"
Fallen-stars nThe plant "Tremella nostoc"
Fallen woman nOne who has surrendered her chastity.
Faller nOne who falls or fails in various senses. 2. a faller of timber
Falling n
Falling-in-Love nThe state or condition of being enamoured or being in love.
Falling phr"The Falling of the Leaf" - autumn, fall. 2. depression of the soul.
Falling phr"Falling in Love"-
Falling-sickness nEpilepsy.
Falling star nA meteor; a shooting star.
Falling-weather nApplied to the weather in which rain, snow or hail falls or may be expected to fall.
Fall-less adjHaving no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
Fall-out nConsequences, blowback; harm, disadvantage. 2. radioactive refuse.
Fallow nGround plough and harrowed, but left uncropped for a year or more. 2 Fallowness: the condition of being fallow, idleness
Fallow vbFade, wither, grow pale, blanch. 2. to plough
Fallow adjPale brownish or reddish yellow in colour
Fallow-deer nCervus damo or Dama vulgaris.
Fallowed adjOf land, ploughed but left unseeded.
Fallow-finch n.The plant wheatear (saxicola oeananthe)
Fallowing nThe action or operation of ploughing and breaking up land; an instance of this. 2. method or system by which land is ploughed.
Fallowness nThe condition of being fallow. 2. idleness
Fall-through vb
Fallway n
False adjOrigin: before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. un-truthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
False phr"Play Someone false" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
False dawn nA transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
Falsedom nTreachery, untruthness, falsehood.
False-hearted adjDisloyal, perfidious.
False-heartedness n
Falsehood n
Falseness n
Falseship nThe quality of being false. 2. untruthfulness, dishonesty, decency.
False-tongued adjTo deliberately give a false interpretation of something, mispresentive, untruthful.
False teeth n
Falsework n
Fan nAn instrument for winnowing grain. 2. a basket for separating corn from chaff by throwing it into the air. 3. instrument for blowing a fire. 4. delta of a river.
Fan vbTo winnow corn or corn. 2. to flap like a bird in flight; flutter. 3. of the wind: blow to move or drive the air about; also, to stir water in this way. 4. to wave to create movement of air.
Fand vbTo put to proof by test (a person or thing). 2. to make a trial of one's strength or skill. 3. to taste or try food. 4. to prove, try, try to find out, experiment with. 5. to examine, scam. 6. to test, tempt, prove God. 6. to endeavor to lead into evil (tempt). 7. in a good or neutral sense: to try to induce someone to do something. 8. to have experience of dealing with a person or matter. 9. to have carnal knowledge with. 10. to enquire, seek. look for, enquire into a matter. 11. to search a place for, explore. 12 to ask. 13. to attempt, ask. 14. to busy oneself, to go, precede. 15. to attempt to undertake deed or action. 16. to take care of.
Fanding nThe action of trying. 2. a testing or putting to proof; a trial. 3. a trying to do or find out something. 4. an attempt, experiment. 5. temptation. 6. tempting by providence.
Fane nPennant, banner, flag. 2. weathercock
Fang nA catch, grip, a tight grasp, capture. 2. the act or fact of catching or seizing. that which is caught or taken; plunder, spoils, booty. 3. an instrument for catching or holding, a noose, trap, snare.
Fang n A tooth, a human tooth, a canine tooth. 2. a canine tooth, tusk, applied general to animals, spec. to teeth of dogs, wolves, etc. 3. the venom tooth of a snake. 4. mandible of an insect. 5. a claw. talon. 6. a tapering pointed part of anything which is embedded in something else. 6. a tang, spike, tang of a tooth. 7. root of a tooth, or one of the prongs that divide it.
Fang vbTo grasp, seize, hold on to, take hold of, lay hold of something or someone. 2. to fang up: to pluck up the heart or courage; to take up, get, procure, as in to fang cristendom: to take up christian belief; receive Christian baptism; to fang mankind: to become human in nature, to welcome, receive a guest, promise, resolve, undertake; To fang to- to take one's way, sponsor in. 4. to fang with in the embrace; with or under the protection or safety of. 5. to lose the fang- to miss one's aim; fail in an attempt. 6. of a thief: "taken in fang" (plunder).
Fang phr"To Fang One's Way" - to undertake a battle. 2. to take or engage a person or a thing for a purpose; promise, resolve. 3. to take one's way, go proceed. 4. go set about, proceed, begin, start.
Fang phr"to Strike one's Fangs into" - to bite, savage, menace.
Fanging nThe action of verb: grasping, seizing, catching, lay hold of. 2. the action of earning wages. 3. the action of standing sponsor.
Fangless adjToothless, without fangs. 2. of a tooth having no roots.
Fangy adjHaving a number of fangs or teeth. 2. that divided into fangs. 3. resembling fangs.
Fanner nOne who winnows grain with a fan. 2. one who fans himself or others. 3.
Fanning nThe action of winnowing. 2. the sifting of tea. 3. the fanning or moving of of air with a fan.
Fanning-out vbSpreding out.
Far vbTo put off, remove (only in the expression of a wish).
Far-away adjDistant, remote, extreme. 2. a long time ago.
Far-awayness nThe state or quality of being remote (ness), distance, longly removed sate. 2. what is faraway: distant parts. 3. the dim distance. 4. film taken at a distance, as distinct from "close-up".
Far-back nRemote in space; inaccessibility. 2. the most remote districts or back settlements.
Far-being nThe state of being at a distance.
Far-between adjOccurring at long intervals; infrequent.
Far-born adjBorn along ago.
Far-come adjhat which has come from a distance.
Fard nFerd, fyrd, fare -to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuousity, ardour, violent onset.
Far-day nThe latter part of the day; the high day.
Fardel nOE. forth part.
Far-down nAn Irish-American belonging to a family which emigrated from the North of Ireland. 2. a poor person, needy, indigent.
Far-down adjSituated or existing below.
Fare nA going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanour, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
Fare nA farrow, a litter of pigs.
Fare vbTo go, travel. 2. to get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events. 3. to eat, dine. 4. to happen well, or ill.  [quotations ▼] We shall see how it will fare with him
Fare vbTo have a litter.
Fare phr"To Fare On" - to rush on, attack, assault.
Fare phr"To Let Fare" - to let go
Fare phr"To Make Fare" - a thing to make use of, employ, possess, live upon (food), make plentiful of food.
Far East n"The Far East" - the extreme far-eastern regions of The Old World, esp. China and Japan.
Far-eastern adjPertaining or belonging to the extreme east; The Orient.
Fare forth vbTo go about, to go forth, depart, start. 2. to go on, advance, with respect to space and time. 3. to go by, pass way.
Fare-free adjFee paid on the quitting of a tenancy.
Far-end nThe extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
Farer nVoyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer, far-goer.
Far-eyed adjFar-sighted, far-seeing.
Farer nVoyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer.
Fare up vbTo get.
Farewell nA wish of happiness or welfare at parting, esp. a permanent departure; the parting compliment, a goodbye, adieu. 2. an act of departure, leave-taking, a last look at, or reference to something.
Farewell vbTo bid farewell, say goodbye.
Farewell intjGoodbye, as in "she said farewell".
Farewell adjParting, valedictory, final.
Farewell phr"Bid Farewell" - the payment on quitting tenancy. 2. an after-taste, tang. 3. applied to a point where one bids farewell or parts from anothure person.
Farewell phr"Farewell Fieldfare" - said to one of whom the speaker wishes to see no more, in allusion to the fieldfare departure northward at the end of winter.
Farewell phr"Go Farewell" - to go away; be dismissed.
Farewell phr"Fare you Well"- goodluck, best wishes, good fortune to you,
Fareworthy adjHaving the right to go as one pleases. 2. free to go. 3. capable to leave (a place). 4. able to depart 9at one's wall). 5. somewhat unrestrained.
Farfarer nFar-goer, distant voyager or traveler.
Far-fetched adjBrought from far; foreign. 2. of pedigree: traced from remote origin. 3. devious, circuitous. 4. of an argument, notion, simile, etc. studiously, sort out, strained, not easily or naturally introduced.
Far-fetchedness nThe state of being far-fetched, remote, not easily introduced, etc.
Far-forth advTo a great distance or extent for.
Far-forth day nLate in the day, high day. 2. in reference to distance in state, space, time, as some day (time) far into the future; thus far forth, so far forth that.
Far-forthly advTo a great or definite extent; also entirely excellent.
Far-goer nOne who travels far or long distances.
Far-gone adjAdvanced to a great extent or age.
Far-hand nThe condition or standing of one that seeks employment away from home.
Faring nJourneying, travelling, an instance of this. 2. condition or state ; esp. a passing condition of the body. 3. entertaintment; also, plural (farings)- made dishes.
Faring adjThat has a specified condition or state, as well faring, better faring, best faring.
Faringly advLike one in a specified condition; in a well, ill, conditioned manner
Farish adjSomewhat far;
Farish phr"Farish on" - late (far into) in time, as, "getting farish in years".
Farish phr"Getting Farish in Years" - getting advanced in years, elderly.
Farland adjComing from a distance; foreign.
Farly advTo a great extent or distance.
Farm nMay be related to farm : a tract of land leased. 2. food, provision, hence a banquet, feast.
Farm vbTo cleanse, empty, purge.
Farmer nOne who cleanses, empties, purges.
Farness nState or fact or being far; remoteness. 2. also occasionally of sight: far-reachingness. 3. amount of distance. 4. distant part, distance.
Far-off adj Long ago, long-time ago as, " far-off years, when he had his share in life's true wealth, bright youth and health". 2. far, distant, remote ( in space, in time, in relationship). 3. of thoughts, looks, (fig)- distant, from a former time (in eyes).
Far-off phr"In the Far-off" - in the past; in the future.
Far-offness nThe state or fact of being far off; distant.
Far out adjRemote, distant. 2. of music, fashion, trends, latest, most progressive, kind, avant-garde, excellent, splendid, far-fetched.
Far-reaching adjThat reaches for (extensive lit & fig.) 2. exerting an influence or producing an effect which extends in space or time.
Far-reaching-ness nThe state or quality of being far-reaching in various senses.
Farrow nA young pig. 2. a litter of pigs. 3. of a sow "with farrow": with young. 4. an instance of farrow or farrowing - producing a litter.
Farrow vbOf a sow: to bring forth young. 2. to produce a litter.
Farrowing nThe giving of birth to a litter (of pigs).
Far-seeing adjFar-sighted, far-eyed.
Far-side n"The Far-side" - the right-handed side.
Far-sight nThe ability to see far (lit & fig.)
Far-sighted adjFurnished with the capacity for distant vision. 2. (fig.) - forecasting, prudent, shrewd. 3. able to see an object at a distant, more clearly than one at close hand.
Far-sightedly advIn a far-sighted manner
Far-sightedness nThe state of being far-sighted.
Farther advMore far.
Farther adjOf or pertaining to being distant. 2. of or greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
Farther-deal nAn advantage.
Fartherer nAs in a "fartherer of the truth"
Farthermore advFurthermore.
Farthermost adjMost remote or distant; furthermore.
Farthing nA coin worth one fourth or quarter of a penny. 2. name of various measures of land, as "a quarter of a hide." - a virgate ( aa rendering of the OE.gierdland); a quarter of an acre.
Farthing-deal nOne fourth part of anything; a quarter. 2. a quarter of an acre: a rood.
Farthing-land n
Farthing-less adjWithout a farthing; destitute, poor, very needy, impoverished.
Farthingworth nAs much as is bought or sold for a farthing; a very small amount.
Far-went adjThat has wended or travelled far.
Fas nA border, fringe. 2. something worthless.
Fasel n
Fash nA fringe; anything with a fringe. 2. resembling a fringe. 3. the tops of carrots, turnip, or mangolds. 4. rough edge or ridge left on nails, bullets etc.
Fash adjHairy.
Fast nThe act or practice of abstaining from food or of eating very little food

2.The period of time during which one abstains from or eats very little food.

Fast vbTo abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
Fast adjOld English fæst - fast, fixed, firm, secure; constant, steadfast; stiff, heavy, dense; obstinate, bound, costive; enclosed, closed, watertight; strong, fortified. The original sense of “secure, firm” is now slightly archaic, but retained in the related fasten (“make secure”). 2.(dated) firmly or securely fixed in place; stable, as "make it (the loose rope) fast! 3. firm against attack; fortified by nature or art. 4. of people: steadfast, with unwavering feeling, as a "fast friend".) 5. moving with great speed, or capable of doing so; swift, rapid; occurring or happening within a short time: quick, rapid, speedy, swift. 6. computing, of a piece of hardware : able to transfer data in a short period of time. 7. deep or sound (of sleep); fast asleep (of people). 8 .of dyes or colours) not running or fading when subjected to detrimental conditions such as wetness or intense light; permanent; colour-fast. 9. obsolete tenacious; retentive.  10. colloquial: having an extravagant lifestyle or immoral habits, as "she's fast – she slept with him on their first date; easy, slutty. 11. ahead of the correct time or schedule (as a clock). 12. of photographic film more sensitive to light than average.
Fast advIn a firm or secure manner, securely; in such a way as not to be moved, firmly, tightly, securely. 2. of sleeping : deeply or soundly. 3. immediately following in place or time; close, very near. 4. quickly, with great speed; within a short time. 5. ahead of the correct time or schedule. 5. quickly, rapidly, speedily, swiftly.
Fast vbTo abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
Fast phr"Fast or Loose" - ignore one's obligations, which are acknowledge to another. 2. to be slippery, inconsistent, inconstancy.
Fastphr"Pull a Fast One" - take an unfair advantage.
Fast phr"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
Fast day n
Fasten nFasting, an act of fastening.
Fasten vbTo make fast, firm or stable. 2. to establish, settle, confirm. 3. to become firm. 4. to set firm or solid. 5. to strengthen, harden. 6. to sure, confirm, agree, ratify (an agreement). 7. to fortify. 8. to make fast (in fetters); to render unable to move. 9. to make fast to something else, attach, tie or bond of any kind 10.
Fasten phr"Fasten the Feet" - to get or obtain some foothold. 2. to become firm. 3. to set firm or solid. 3. to strengthen, harden.
Fasten phr"Fasten Upon" - use with material objects: stick to, adhere to, attach to.
Fasten phrFasten Together" -
Fastener nOne who fastens. 2. that which serves to fasten anything. 3. a warrant for arrest.
Fastens nSometimes spelt fasteens: the eve of or day before Lent- the fast of Lent: Shrove Tuesday.
Faster nOne who abstains from food.
Fast fingers n
Fastfolk nAn engaged couple. 2. finance and finance.
Fast-food n
Fast-gong nFast-gong tide; fastingong: Shrove Tide.
Fastingly advIn a fasting manner, abstemiously, sparing.
Fastish adjSomewhat fast.
Fastland nThe mainland, as distinguish from islands. 2. the continent (Europe); a continent.
Fast lane n
Fast life n.
Fastly advIn a fixed or steady manner. 2. firmly, unwaveringly. 3. without intermission or cessation. 4. closely, security. 5. quickly, rapidly, speedily; hence readily.
Fast-mass nShrove-tide.
Fastness nQuality or state of being firmly fixed, fixedness, stability, firm attachment.

2. fidelity, loyalty, firm adherence. 3. close alliance. 4. quality or state of being compact or close; density, solidity. 5. of style: conciseness, pithiness. 6. capacity for gripping tightly or retaining; tenacity, retentivenss. 7. security from invasion, safety, strength. 8. difficulty of access. 9. rapidity, swiftness. 10 of persons: quality of being fast in manner, talk or living mode. 11. that which fastens or keeps fast. 12. support, help. 13. a stronghold, fortress.

Fastrede adjFirm with purpose; steadfast.
Fast-rooted adjFixed firmly.
Fast-rootedness nThe condition or state of being firmly fixed.
Fastship nQuality of gripping tightly, parsimony.
Fast-talk n
Fast worker nOne quick to purse women in amatory context
Fat nA vessel, a container, a vessel of silver or other metal; esp. one holding holy water. 2. a vessel of a large size for liquids, a tub; a brewer vat, a wine cask. 3. cask or barrel containing dry things. 4. a measure of capacity.
Fat vbTo bedaub with fat or grease. 2. to cover thickly. 3. grow or become fat. 4. to make fat, fatten, feed up (animals). 5. to enrich the soil, fertilize with nutritious and stimulating elements.
Fat adj
Fatberg n
Fat-cat n
Fat-guts n
Fat-head nStolt, imbecile, dolt
Fatherhood n
Father n
Father phr"Father of the Waters"- The Mississippi
Father n"Ghostly Father" -the title given to a confessor or spiritual director.
Father phr"God The Father" - the first part of the Trinity.
Father n"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
Fatherhood n
Fathering n
Fatherkin nDescent from or by the father's side; spearside.
Fatherland nThe land of one's birth; one's country.
Fatherland phr"In Fatherland" - at home, living in one's country of birth; land of one's fathers; the mother country.
Fatherlandish adjPertaining to or of one's country.
Fatherlandless adjUnpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
Fatherless adjHaving no father. 2. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
Fatherlessness n
Father-like adjResembling one's father. 2. having the bearing and aspect of one's father. 3. such is as proper to a father; such as a father would do.
Father-like advIn a fatherly manner, fatherly.
Fatherliness nQuality of being a fatherly. 2. fatherly in characteristics, function or feeling.
Fatherly advPaternal, of or pertaining to ancestors, ancestral, venerable. 2. resembling a father; hence venerable in character or demeanour. 3. in a fatherly manner, as a father with a father care and affection.
Fathers n"The Fathers" : the fathers of the ameriacan constitution, the "founding fathers."
Fathership nThe paternal state or relation. 2. of a father: paternity, fatherhood.
Father-to-be n
Fathom nThe embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
Fathom vbTo encircle with extended arms.
Fathom phr"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
Fathom phr"Fathom's down" -
Fathom phr"Fathom Together" - to embrace a person; to embrace mutually.
Fathoming n
Fathom-less adjThat cannot be measured with a fathom line; a measureless depth. 2. an abyss (metaphorical). 3. that cannot be penetrated or wholly understood; incomprehensible.
Fathomlessly adv
Fathom-lessness n
Fatless adjWithout fat or greasy matter.
Fatling nA calf, lamb or other young animal fatted for slaughter. 2. small and fat
Fatly advGrossly greasy; plentiful. 2. to a great extent, largely, clumsily.
Fatness nQuality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiceness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
Fatten vbTo make plump. 2. fatten for market or slaughter. 3. to grow fat, become fat, become thicker. 4. to enrish the soil 5. fig. & transfig. to pamper.
Fatten adjWhat has been made fat.
Fattening nThe process of making fat or becoming fat. 2. the action of thickening.
Fattily advA morbid disposition of fat.
Fattiness nThe quality or condition of being fat or fatty.
Fattish adjSomewhat fatty or fat. 2. somewhat greasy or unctuous.
Fattishness nThe quality of being fattish.
Fatty adjResembling fat; the nature of fat, unctuous, oligenous, greasy. 2. besmeared with fat, greasy. 3. of animals and their limbs: full. 4. of fat, plump, well-fed. 5. of a leaf: full of sap, juicy. 6. marked by a morbid disposition of fat. 7. tending to producing fat. 8. a fat person (a nickname).
Fat-ware nCattle fatted for market.
Fat-witted adjSlow and dully, mental unalert, thick-headed, anyone's fool, stupid, ready to be used or exploit.
Fatwood n
Faw adjOE. fay; in modern English would normally be fough or fow. 2. coloured, stained, streaky, particoloured, variegated. 2. of an object that reflects light. 3. bright, glancing, gleaming, twinkling.
Fawn vbTo fawn upon. 2. to wag the tail. 3. to caress, pat the head of a dog. 4. to effect with a servile fondness. 5. to court favour or notice by abject demeanour. 6. to fawn upon a person, his looks, etc. 7. to cringe to (a person); curry favour, flatter, cajole, wheedle.
Fawner nOne who fawns, cringes, a toading, a sycophant.
Fawnguest nA fawning parasite, a sycophant, toady. 2. one who swindles another under the guise of friendship.
Fawning nSaid of animals: cringing, servile, flattery or homage. 2. an instance of this.
Fawningly advIn a fawning manner. 2. caressingly, joyfully. 3. cringing, flattering, servilely.
Fawingness nA fawning disposition or demeanour. 2. cringing behavoiur, servility.
Fawn adj
Fawnish adj
Fawnsome adjOf a animal: disposed to fawning, showing fondness.
Fawny adjFond,
Faw-thistle nLabrum veneris: lit. coloured thistle or teasel.
Fax nThe hair of the head. 2. the face (derisively)
Faxed adjHaving hair; hairy.
Faxed-star nA comet, from it flowing tail's resemblance to hair flowing in the breeze.
Fay vbTo fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
Fay phr"To Fay Upon Long" - to postpone. 2. to fix at a distant point (in time).
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